Fw: [CQ-Contest] contest QSL ettiquette

Jerry Boyd k6bz at c-zone.net
Wed Oct 15 00:13:16 EDT 1997

> From: Jerry Boyd <k6bz at c-zone.net>
> To: jack.sippel at nellcorpb.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] contest QSL ettiquette
> Date: Tuesday, October 14, 1997 11:12 PM
> I would suggest you submit your log no matter how well/not so well you
> think you did.  It's one means of understanding (by the sponsors) the
> of participation.
> As for QSLs I would definitely not send QSLs to everyone you worked. 
> That's expensive and many may not need your card for any particular
> purpose.  Certainly if you need someone's card, QSL them but please send
> SASE or adequate postage.  Serious contesters would go broke responding
> QSLs unless their postage was covered by those needing the cards.
> I'll give you an example.  CQP was just over a week ago and already I've
> received over 2 dozen cards.  I don't need any stateside cards for any
> award, but apparantly people want a QSL from Shasta County.  Fortunately
> most of the 2 dozen included an SASE.  I still respond to all, SASE or
> but now that I'm retired and on a fixed income I may have to re-evaluate
> that practice in the future.
> Anyhow, congrats on your first contest.  Hope the bug bit and hope to see
> you in future contests.  73
> Jerry

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